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Old 03-25-2010, 09:08 PM
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So anything else I could do or add? What about a turbo or supercharger?
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How about a Cummins Turbo Diesel? =) Should pull 2500 lbs like a sum-beech!

(If it was me, I'd go that route before I went aftermarket turbo / SC.)



BUT, on a more serious note, there are other options available to increase your pulling power that are more reliable and cheaper than turbo / SC,,,

I don't know that the HEMI is really lacking for power, but it may not have the power (torque) you need in a certain gear at a certain speed.

In that case, you should consider trying lower finals,,, 4.56's,,,

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turbos & super chargers are for speed performance, not torque or shifting
i have to believe that there is a different solution
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a twin turbo kit would be pretty expensive ($6k+) but would make a TON of torque.
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if you don't have it already... you might look in to a tranny cooler kit... I've got the 3.55s in my '10 Sport HEMI CC. I haven't had anything hooked up behind her yet, but we will see in the weeks to come....


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I just sold my 07 5.9 cummins it was a bad some beech literally. It had twins and everything. But wasn't reliable I kept having minor issues that I didn't want to put up with. So would like 4.56 gears hold more for for towing and let me pull better? How about the mileage?
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Here's something I posted in another thread but will help answer your question.

Here is the math @ 70 mph running the 275/60-20 tire (33")

3.92 = 1872 rpm
4.10 = 1958
4.56 = 2178

75 mph with same tire
3.92 = 2006
4.10 = 2098
4.56 = 2333

I used Randy's Ring and Pinion website calculator. I'm pretty sure 5th gear is 0.67 ratio. Keep in mind that if you use the Tow/Haul mode these calculations would all have to be redone for 4th gear.
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I accidentally hit the TOW/HAUL button when leaving a job site yesterday, my '09 ram went down to 5th & it went back to 6th as soon as I took it out of that mode

now i know what it does, i'm still discovering things about my truck & i've had it more than a year
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what I havent seen yet..what size wheels/tires you runnin? stock? 4.56's would definitely keep the gears from huntin..
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